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Opinion  /  Published 23.09.19

Remembered hues: Wandering among paintings

My first exposure to European painting was through the plates of reproductions in books that my parents had bought. My parents were not wealthy, these foreign books were not cheap in the 1960s, and we...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.20

An indelible scar

When Covid-19 was identified, not much was known about the disease. There is still no known treatment or antidote. Two things, however, triggered sharp reactions from the medical community. One was th...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.20

Imagined worlds

The Plot Against America is an unsettling mini-series based on a novel written by the great American writer, Philip Roth. Roth imagines the history of the United States of America taking an alternativ...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.20

Crossroads ahead

In an editorial on April 3, the Financial Times of London wrote: “Radical reforms — reversing the prevailing policy direction of the last four decades — will need to be put on the table. Governm...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.19

The loss of agency

Since August 5, I have been racked with one thought: how did our nation lose its soul to such an extent that so many celebrate the humiliation and misery of the people in Kashmir almost as if they wer...
By Prabhat Patnaik

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Opinion  /  Published 09.09.19

How to keep the past alive

Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac, often referred to as just ‘Quai Branly’ or ‘Branly’, is almost right next to the Eiffel Tower. Approaching it as an Indian and a Calcuttan, you find yours...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.19

Science as an aarti to Bharat Mata

The failure of Vikram, the landing vehicle of Chandrayaan 2, to make a soft landing on the dark side of the moon was a frustrating end to an otherwise remarkably successful Isro mission. From the dela...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Histrionics are no substitute for debate

It’s as outlandish for a British prime minister to try to silence and suppress what John Bright eulogized as the “Mother of Parliaments” as it would be for Narendra Modi to promote Muslim suprem...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.19

Parallels in media coverage of Brexit and Kashmir

India and the United Kingdom enjoy an unstated special relationship. Regardless of the unending sniper attacks on the lingering colonial mindset of a section of the British Establishment and the exasp...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.20

Losing Irrfan

The deaths of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor inside a day of each other set up an unexpected but instructive contrast. My first response to the news of Rishi’s passing was just ‘Bobby!’ For my co...
By Mukul Kesavan


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